5 Female Stars Who Love Martial Arts

Posted by PZ on February 6th, 2015

Practising any form of Martial Arts could only be beneficial – not just for physical health but also mentally – and it isn’t just for men! These 5 female stars all say they love different types of Martial Arts – from Karate to Tae Kwon Do – and some of them even have a black belt to show for it. These 5 fit celebs could quite possibly fight off an attacker and some even do their own stunts on set!

Angelina Jolie


Angelina loves martial arts and believes children can benefit too: “I love martial arts. They are ideal for children because they teach them discipline and perseverance. My son [Maddox] is already starting to go to class.”

AnnaLynne McCord

AnnaLynne stays fit by practising Tae Kwon Do and loves action roles: “I recently got into Tae Kwon Do, and it’s been something I wanted to do for a very long time. I love martial arts, and I love action films. I’ve done a couple in the genre, but I Really want to get to the point where I’m the one kicking butt, you know? I love that!”

Devon Aoki

Devon has a black belt and enjoys doing her own stunts on set: “I have a black belt but I don’t know if it means that much because I think if someone came up to me on the street and tried to fight me I would run in the other direction and cower. I’m a scaredy-cat cry baby. My film persona is so different. I’m great with a katana sword so that helps, but who carries around a katana? My 100 lbs. of muscle isn’t that much. I’m subject to the laws of physics.”

Evan Rachel Wood

Evan Rachel Wood says she wasn’t good at ballet, so took up Tae Kown Do instead. She explained:  “I have a black belt in taekwondo. I can kick butt. “I wasn’t good at ballet. I was a fighter, I guess. I just needed that. I did it for years, until I got my black belt.”

Milla Jovovich

Milla loves training for roles: “I love martial arts, I love that kind of training, I love flying and doing wire work. A lot of people don’t because it’s uncomfortable, but hey, you can fly, so what’s a little discomfort?”

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